2019 Presidents' Day

 

Presidents Day is an American holiday celebrated on the third Monday in February; Presidents Day 2019 occurs on Monday, February 18. Originally established in 1885 in recognition of President George Washington, the holiday became popularly known as Presidents Day after it was moved as part of 1971’s Uniform Monday Holiday Act, an attempt to create more three-day weekends for the nation’s workers. While several states still have individual holidays honoring the birthdays of Washington, Abraham Lincoln and other figures, Presidents Day is now popularly viewed as a day to celebrate all U.S. presidents, past and present.

 

Citation Information:

History.com Editors. Presidents Day 2019. A&E Television Networks, LLC.
https://www.history.com/topics/holidays/presidents-day 
Access date: January 2, 2019

Date: 
Monday, February 18, 2019 - 20:30

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